Sintra and vicinity

The way to Sintra

[Dec. 2021] Sintra is considered to be an “absolute place to go” (guidebook) as a day trip destination from Lisbon, Portugal. We visited here in February 2019, when my husband had his leg injured and…

Evora

Take a nostalgic train from a faded station

[Dec. 2021] During our stay in Lisbon, Portugal, we made an excursion to Evora in the Alentejo region. A few years ago, we travelled only to the Alentejo region and went to Evora, too, but…

Lisbon

Metro, tragedy and hospital

[Dec. 2021] After taking a peek at the El Corte Inglés department store in Lisbon, Portugal, we decided to take the metro from there. This was our first time on the Lisbon metro. There was…

Lisbon

Funicular I wanted to ride

[Dec. 2021] We have visited Lisbon, Portugal several times, but we have never actually seen the funicular that I sometimes see in the pictures. That’s why I definitely wanted to ride this time. We hadn’t…

Osuna

The town with no taxies

[Nov. 2021] There are no taxis in Osuna, a town in Andalusia, Spain. We took it for granted that we would go to the hotel to pick up our luggage and take a taxi to…

Milan

Getting on the shiny Italo

[Sept. 2021] In Italy this time, we took a private high-speed train, Italo. This was the first time for us since the spring of 2013. Italo opened in 2012, so it was still new at…